U.S. Government Won't Reclassify Marijuana, Allows ResearchThe Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most dangerous drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad legalization, but said it will allow more research into its medical uses.
Bonfils Adds New Layer Of Safety To Reduce Transfusion RiskColorado now has a way to better keep some blood products safe from Zika and other viruses. Bonfils Blood Center is offering the state of the art technology.
Most Federal E-Cigarette Regulations Already In Place In ColoradoE-cigarettes are now regulated just like regular cigarettes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned sales to minors as part of an effort to protect future generations from the dangers of using tobacco.
Doctors See Promise In New Addiction-Fighting ImplantThere is a new weapon for fighting addiction to heroin and painkillers. The FDA has approved an implant that can curb craving and withdrawal for six months.
Anti-Diarrhea Drug Used To Get HighResearchers say an over the counter treatment for diarrhea is being used by drug abusers to get high. According to a study done in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, people are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs, like Imodium, with sometimes deadly consequences.
Surgery Tech Charged With Stealing Meds Previously Stole SyringesA former surgery technician has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of stealing painkillers intended for patients at a Colorado hospital. It was revealed he had previously been fired from other hospitals for theft of syringes and drugs.
A Colorado Company Is Shining A Light On Pain ReliefA Colorado startup has gotten into the pain relief business. The company, BioCare Systems, Inc., has developed an over-the-counter device called LumiWave.
Loophole Leaves Patients Who Take Generic Drugs With Limited Legal OptionsJennifer Fisher didn’t think twice about taking a generic medication instead of the brand name. She said her insurance preferred the generic, “because it was cheaper.”
Del Monte Recalls Granny Smith Apples Due To Possible Listeria ContaminationThe Colorado Department of Health and Environment has announced a recall of fresh Granny Smith apples due to possible listeria contamination.
FDA Anti-Smoking Campaign Targets Minority TeensThe Food and Drug Administration announced a new anti-smoking campaign on Tuesday, one that specifically targets minority teenagers.
Vivitrol Injection Could Be Best Shot at Beating Alcohol Or Drug AddictionThere is now a Food and Drug Administration-approved, monthly injection to treat addiction to alcohol, heroin and prescription pain pills -- and it works.
Democratic Presidential Hopeful Visits Marijuana RegulatorsDemocratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley met with Colorado marijuana regulators Thursday and vowed immediate change on marijuana policy if he takes office - even as he laid out contradictory plans about how he'd do that.